Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: Pedal Pacer

Start time: 8:30 am

Team: Heads Up

ID: 131360

Lifetime total: $1,930.00

I am riding In Memory of Jen Besowshek and Barb Saitta.

I am riding In Honor of Derek Conine, Don Conine, Jenny Cone, Gaynell Wortman, and my sweet friend..


I ride because 22 years ago our entire world was changed when my 16 year old brother was diagnosed with A.L.L. leukemia. A short seven years later, my father was diagnosed squamous cell carcinoma. Our fight as a family was unfair, torturous, and made us question everything, including our faith. God saved both my father and brother, but it has come after more as they have survived.

Two years ago, my brother in law lost his mother to cancer. It shook everyone's world. No one should have to bury a loved one because if this awful disease. I ride for her.

My best friend, Jenny Ball, fought for her life because of a rare brain cancer and defeated it. I ride for her.

My sister in law's mother, Eileen Prose, continues her fight with bone cancer and was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. After undergoing a double mastectomy, she know fights forward with seven cycles if chemotherapy. I ride for her.

Just recently, one of my very good friends was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Her battle has just begun.

Cancer is ugly, does not care who it takes as its victims, and will devastate every life that it touches.

I ride so that others can live. I ride because I know what it feels like to be told a loved one has cancer. I ride because we have to say goodbye. I ride because I never want another family to have to endure what I have endured. Please help me fight this savage disease and find a cure.

All proceeds go directly to the two hospitals that saved my family- St.Louis Children's and Barnes Jewish. Thank you for helping change and save lives.